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American Superconductor

Nasdaq:AMSC
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with high growth potential.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
AMSC
Nasdaq
$169M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Capital Goods
Company description

American Superconductor Corporation provides megawatt-scale solutions worldwide. The last earnings update was 13 days ago. More info.


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AMSC Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
2%
NasdaqGS:AMSC
1.3%
US Electrical
0.7%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-9.3%
NasdaqGS:AMSC
13.5%
US Electrical
13.7%
US Market
AMSC Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
American Superconductor (AMSC) 2% -6.2% -1.1% -9.3% -3.4% -25.4%
US Electrical 1.3% 9.3% 18.2% 13.5% 30.8% 29.4%
US Market 0.7% 4.7% 6.1% 13.7% 39.2% 44.5%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • AMSC underperformed the Electrical industry which returned 13.5% over the past year.
  • AMSC underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 13.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility
AMSC
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is American Superconductor undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for American Superconductor. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is $7.76.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for American Superconductor's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are American Superconductor's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:AMSC PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-09-30) in USD $0.22
NasdaqGS:AMSC Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-11-18) in USD $7.76
United States of America Electrical Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 31 Publicly-Listed Electrical Companies 17.62x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 2,924 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.25x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of American Superconductor.

NasdaqGS:AMSC PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:AMSC Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 7.76 ÷ 0.22

34.78x

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  • American Superconductor is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Electrical industry average.
  • American Superconductor is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does American Superconductor's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:AMSC PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 34.78x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts
22.1%per year
United States of America Electrical Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 21 Publicly-Listed Electrical Companies 1.31x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,038 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.46x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NasdaqGS:AMSC PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 34.78x ÷ 22.1%

1.58x

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  • American Superconductor is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on American Superconductor's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:AMSC PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-09-30) in USD $3.52
NasdaqGS:AMSC Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-11-18) in USD $7.76
United States of America Electrical Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 59 Publicly-Listed Electrical Companies 1.57x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,086 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.76x
NasdaqGS:AMSC PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:AMSC Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 7.76 ÷ 3.52

2.2x

* Primary Listing of American Superconductor.

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  • American Superconductor is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Electrical industry average.
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Value checks
We assess American Superconductor's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Electrical industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Electrical industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. American Superconductor has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is American Superconductor expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
22.1%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is American Superconductor expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • American Superconductor's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • American Superconductor's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • American Superconductor's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:AMSC Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGS:AMSC Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts 22.1%
NasdaqGS:AMSC Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 3 Analysts 24.2%
United States of America Electrical Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 9.6%
United States of America Electrical Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.2%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.4%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.3%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:AMSC Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:AMSC Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-03-31 141 17 5 1
2022-03-31 100 -3 -10 2
2021-03-31 79 -9 -19 3
2020-03-31 66 -18 -17 3
2019-11-18
NasdaqGS:AMSC Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-09-30 57 9 5
2019-06-30 57 44 28
2019-03-31 56 43 27
2018-12-31 55 43 29
2018-09-30 56 12 8
2018-06-30 52 -26 -22
2018-03-31 48 -25 -33
2017-12-31 51 -21 -34
2017-09-30 63 -14 -32
2017-06-30 71 -15 -32
2017-03-31 75 -11 -27
2016-12-31 87 -7 -24

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • American Superconductor's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • American Superconductor's revenue is expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:AMSC Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from American Superconductor Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:AMSC Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-03-31 0.22 0.22 0.22 1.00
2022-03-31 -0.48 0.05 -1.01 2.00
2021-03-31 -0.87 -0.74 -1.11 3.00
2020-03-31 -0.83 -0.77 -0.88 3.00
2019-11-18
NasdaqGS:AMSC Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-09-30 0.22
2019-06-30 1.37
2019-03-31 1.32
2018-12-31 1.44
2018-09-30 0.38
2018-06-30 -1.12
2018-03-31 -1.73
2017-12-31 -1.93
2017-09-30 -2.03
2017-06-30 -2.21
2017-03-31 -1.98
2016-12-31 -1.74

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if American Superconductor will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is not expected to be profitable.
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Future performance checks
We assess American Superconductor's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
American Superconductor has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has American Superconductor performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare American Superconductor's growth in the last year to its industry (Electrical).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • American Superconductor has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.
  • American Superconductor's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • American Superconductor's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Electrical industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
American Superconductor's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from American Superconductor Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:AMSC Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-09-30 56.51 4.58 21.72 9.64
2019-06-30 57.37 27.96 21.50 9.51
2019-03-31 56.21 26.76 22.03 9.87
2018-12-31 55.12 29.12 21.92 10.48
2018-09-30 55.92 7.58 22.06 11.03
2018-06-30 52.09 -22.26 22.23 11.72
2018-03-31 48.40 -32.78 22.58 11.59
2017-12-31 51.10 -33.71 23.01 12.43
2017-09-30 63.31 -32.23 23.60 12.39
2017-06-30 70.77 -32.27 24.61 12.31
2017-03-31 75.20 -27.37 25.69 12.54
2016-12-31 86.52 -23.81 27.17 12.18
2016-09-30 85.15 -24.00 28.12 11.96
2016-06-30 85.65 -24.37 28.54 12.09
2016-03-31 96.02 -23.14 28.86 12.30
2015-12-31 93.63 -23.14 29.23 11.81
2015-09-30 89.11 -26.54 29.76 11.85
2015-06-30 82.56 -44.26 31.03 11.92
2015-03-31 70.53 -48.66 31.44 11.88
2014-12-31 61.69 -68.00 33.01 12.11
2014-09-30 61.00 -70.06 33.69 12.26
2014-06-30 72.73 -59.26 34.32 12.27
2014-03-31 84.12 -56.26 37.23 12.17
2013-12-31 88.25 -53.32 38.60 12.91
2013-09-30 85.10 -65.04 41.13 13.90
2013-06-30 81.79 -66.37 44.19 14.44
2013-03-31 87.42 -66.13 47.16 15.33
2012-12-31 95.63 -67.53 47.62 17.41

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • American Superconductor has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • American Superconductor used its assets less efficiently than the US Electrical industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • It is difficult to establish if American Superconductor improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess American Superconductor's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Electrical industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
American Superconductor has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is American Superconductor's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up American Superconductor's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • American Superconductor is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • American Superconductor's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of American Superconductor's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • American Superconductor has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from American Superconductor Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

NasdaqGS:AMSC Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-09-30 76.69 0.00 52.83
2019-06-30 78.41 0.00 73.95
2019-03-31 81.19 0.00 77.48
2018-12-31 88.68 0.00 80.04
2018-09-30 70.65 0.00 56.17
2018-06-30 47.94 0.00 26.75
2018-03-31 52.23 0.00 34.08
2017-12-31 57.35 0.00 22.11
2017-09-30 60.65 0.00 30.32
2017-06-30 63.32 0.00 37.48
2017-03-31 60.23 1.48 26.78
2016-12-31 63.79 1.45 25.06
2016-09-30 66.70 2.09 25.26
2016-06-30 73.19 3.05 35.21
2016-03-31 83.55 3.99 39.33
2015-12-31 85.03 4.92 36.44
2015-09-30 87.63 5.84 32.57
2015-06-30 94.62 6.74 38.56
2015-03-31 79.89 7.63 20.49
2014-12-31 82.48 8.56 35.98
2014-09-30 81.34 9.32 34.68
2014-06-30 102.46 11.37 36.62
2014-03-31 112.26 12.62 43.11
2013-12-31 111.21 22.68 35.39
2013-09-30 112.86 13.67 25.87
2013-06-30 118.48 17.48 32.61
2013-03-31 125.12 18.02 39.24
2012-12-31 134.81 22.71 42.46
  • American Superconductor has no debt.
  • American Superconductor has no debt compared to 5 years ago when it was 11.4%.
  • American Superconductor has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
  • American Superconductor has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess American Superconductor's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. American Superconductor has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is American Superconductor's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from American Superconductor dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of American Superconductor shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate American Superconductor's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate American Superconductor's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:AMSC Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Electrical Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 19 Stocks 2.2%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1956 Stocks 2.3%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NasdaqGS:AMSC Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-03-31
2022-03-31
2021-03-31
2020-03-31
2019-11-18

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as American Superconductor has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if American Superconductor's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of American Superconductor's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as American Superconductor has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess American Superconductor's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can American Superconductor afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. American Superconductor has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of American Superconductor's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Dan McGahn
COMPENSATION $2,895,658
AGE 48
TENURE AS CEO 8.4 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Daniel Patrick McGahn, also known as Dan, has been Chief Executive Officer of American Superconductor Corporation since June 1, 2011. He has been President at American Superconductor Corporation since December 2009. He has been Chairman at American Superconductor Corporation since July 27, 2018. Mr. McGahn served as its Chief Operating Officer from December 2009 to June 2011. Mr. McGahn served as Senior Vice President of AMSC Superconductors and Asia/Pacifc at American Superconductor Corporation from May 2008 to December 2009 and General Manager of AMSC Superconductors and Asia/Pacific from December 2006 to December 2009. He served as Vice President of AMSC Superconductors and Asia/Pacific at American Superconductor Corporation from January 2008 to May 2008. Previously, Mr. McGahn served as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Development at AMSC from December 2006 to January 2008 and served as its Senior Vice President of Asian Operations. He joined AMSC in December 2006. Utilizing his experience in management, business development and strategy, he is spearheading the commercialization of 344 superconductors and applications. Additionally, in 2007 he established AMSC China, a wholly owned enterprise of AMSC in China focused on manufacturing, sales and service for AMSC products. Mr. McGahn served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Konarka Technologies Inc., from 2003 to 2006. While at Konarka, he helped significantly boost its profile with key external audiences and secure nearly $40 million in financing. He also was responsible for business development efforts in Asia, Europe and North America. He served as Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Hyperion Catalysis and managed its domestic and international operations in 16 countries, directed product development and led the build-out of Hyperion's manufacturing facilities. He has been a Director of American Superconductor Corporation since June 1, 2011 and BioDE Ventures Ltd. since July 27, 2017. Mr. McGahn served as the Director at Business Development and Operations of IGEN International, where he developed biological detection and measurement systems and was responsible for product development, marketing and operations. He held managerial positions at Princeton Consultants. He has been a Director of Exro Technologies Inc. since July 2017. Mr. McGahn holds M.Sc. in Engineering and B.Sc. in Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

CEO Compensation
  • Dan's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
  • Dan's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the American Superconductor management team in years:

2.6
Average Tenure
48
Average Age
  • The tenure for the American Superconductor management team is about average.
Management Team

Dan McGahn

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
48
TENURE
8.4 yrs

John Kosiba

TITLE
CFO, Senior VP & Treasurer
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
46
TENURE
2.6 yrs

Jim Maguire

TITLE
Executive Vice President of Technology
COMPENSATION
$576K
AGE
63
TENURE
2.6 yrs

John Samia

TITLE
Secretary
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the American Superconductor board of directors in years:

1.3
Average Tenure
71
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the American Superconductor board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Dan McGahn

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
48
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Vikram Budhraja

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$102K
AGE
71
TENURE
15.7 yrs

Dave Oliver

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$94K
AGE
77
TENURE
13.2 yrs

Arthur House

TITLE
Lead Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$95K
AGE
76
TENURE
0.5 yrs

Barbara Littlefield

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
61
TENURE
0.5 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
11. Dec 18 Sell John Kosiba Individual 07. Dec 18 07. Dec 18 -6,250 $10.58 $-66,148
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Management checks
We assess American Superconductor's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. American Superconductor has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

Simply Wall St News

What Kind Of Shareholder Owns Most American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC) Stock?

Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutional investors have bought into the company. … View our latest analysis for American Superconductor NasdaqGS:AMSC Ownership Summary, September 3rd 2019 What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About American Superconductor? … Insider Ownership Of American Superconductor The definition of company insiders can be subjective, and does vary between jurisdictions.

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Introducing American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC), A Stock That Climbed 75% In The Last Year

While American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC) shareholders are probably generally happy, the stock hasn't had particularly good run recently, with the share price falling 24% in the last quarter. … Check out our latest analysis for American Superconductor To quote Buffett, 'Ships will sail around the world but the Flat Earth Society will flourish. … During the last year American Superconductor grew its earnings per share, moving from a loss to a profit.

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How Much Did American Superconductor Corporation's (NASDAQ:AMSC) CEO Pocket Last Year?

Check out our latest analysis for American Superconductor How Does Dan McGahn's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies? … With a total shareholder return of 1.9% over three years, American Superconductor Corporation has done okay by shareholders. … We examined the amount American Superconductor Corporation pays its CEO, and compared it to the amount paid by similar sized companies.

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Is American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC) Potentially Undervalued?

American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC), which is in the electrical business, and is based in United States, saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NASDAQGS, rising to highs of $15.69 and falling to the lows of $8.23. … Great news for investors – American Superconductor is still trading at a fairly cheap price. … However, given that American Superconductor’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future.

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What Kind Of Investor Owns Most Of American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC)?

View our latest analysis for American Superconductor NasdaqGS:AMSC Ownership Summary, May 29th 2019 What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About American Superconductor? … We can see that American Superconductor does have institutional investors; and they hold 51% of the stock. … Insider Ownership Of American Superconductor While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders.

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One Thing To Remember About The American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC) Share Price

If you're interested in American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC), then you might want to consider its beta (a measure of share price volatility) in order to understand how the stock could impact your portfolio. … Some investors use beta as a measure of how much a certain stock is impacted by market risk (volatility). … What this means for you: American Superconductor has a beta value quite close to that of the overall market.

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Investors Who Bought American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) Shares A Year Ago Are Now Up 79%

American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC) shareholders might be concerned after seeing the share price drop 15% in the last month. … One way to examine how market sentiment has changed over time is to look at the interaction between a company's share price and its earnings per share (EPS). … During the last year American Superconductor grew its earnings per share, moving from a loss to a profit.

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Should You Be Impressed By American Superconductor Corporation's (NASDAQ:AMSC) ROE?

By way of learning-by-doing, we'll look at ROE to gain a better understanding of American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC). … Over the last twelve months American Superconductor has recorded a ROE of 33%. … Check out our latest analysis for American Superconductor?

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What Kind Of Shareholders Own American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC)?

The big shareholder groups in American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC) have power over the company. … With a market capitalization of US$322m, American Superconductor is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. … See our latest analysis for American Superconductor

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How Much Did American Superconductor Corporation's (NASDAQ:AMSC) CEO Pocket Last Year?

In 2011 Dan McGahn was appointed CEO of American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC). … This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. … How Does Dan McGahn's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

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Company Info

Description

American Superconductor Corporation provides megawatt-scale solutions worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Wind and Grid. The Wind segment designs wind turbine systems and licenses these designs to third parties under the Windtec Solutions brand. It supplies power electronics and software-based control systems, and provides customer support services to wind turbine manufacturers. This segment’s design portfolio comprises a range of drivetrains and power ratings of 2 megawatts. The Grid segment offers products and services that enable electric utilities and renewable energy project developers to connect, transmit, and distribute power under the Gridtec Solutions brand. It provides transmission planning services, which identify power grid congestion, poor power quality, and other risks; grid interconnection solutions for wind farms and solar power plants, power quality systems, and transmission and distribution cable systems; resilient electric grid systems, which provide protection against the adverse effects that follow the loss of critical substation facilities in urban areas; and ship protection systems, which reduce a naval ship’s magnetic signature. American Superconductor Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Ayer, Massachusetts.

Details
Name: American Superconductor Corporation
AMSC
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 1987
$168,899,992
21,765,463
Website: http://www.amsc.com
Address: American Superconductor Corporation
114 East Main Street,
Ayer,
Massachusetts, 01432,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS AMSC Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 12. Dec 1991
DB AMS1 Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 12. Dec 1991
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
228
American Superconductor employees.
Industry
Electrical Components and Equipment
Capital Goods
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/11/18 23:31
End of day share price update: 2019/11/18 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/11/12
Last earnings filing: 2019/11/05
Last earnings reported: 2019/09/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/03/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.